Time and attendance systems can help reduce the amount of time wasted at work
Time and attendance systems can help drive down the amount of time that’s wasted in most workplaces on a daily basis, improve overall staff productivity and allow managers to keep abreast of their staff’s whereabouts and activities.
The problem of wasted time affects the younger people in particular, with four out of five (80%) 18- to 24-year-olds wasting time at work, according to a survey by Conference Genie.
When asked if they ever wasted time at work, 76% of those aged 25 to 34 said either ‘sometimes’ or ‘often’. This compares with 64% of those aged 35 to 44, 57% of respondents between 45 and 54, and only 52% of those aged over 55.
Looking at mobile phones was found to be the most popular (59%) time-wasting activity for the youngest age group, while those in the oldest group wasted time by chatting with colleagues (38%) and checking personal emails (38%).
When asked how their employers help boost productivity, only 31% of respondents said their organisation offers flexitime options, and 13% provide training on time management. Nearly four in 10 (39%) arrange nothing.
Simon Prince, marketing director at Conference Genie, said: “It’s surprising to see that less than a third of employers offer flexitime and as little as 17% of staff are encouraged to take regular breaks, both of which were popular with employees in our survey for boosting individual productivity.
“Our research shows that empowering people with the opportunity to work flexibly –be it remote working or flexitime –can really boost productivity,” he added. “Conference calling, instant messaging and apps can all be used to help manage groups, ensure they are all contactable and, perhaps most crucially, feel part of a team. This is especially important during ‘down’ periods. Friday 3pm to 5pm is a prime example; our survey revealed it as being the least productive part of the working week.”
Tensor Time and Attendance Systems offer extensive staff monitoring options
Tensor plc is a market leader in the employee management systems’ segment. We supply an extensive range of systems designed specifically to help HR departments record accurate data regarding the employee’s activity, their performance, as well as their attendance.
Our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.
WinTA.NET is a web enabled, mobile / wireless technology based Time & Attendance system designed for those companies employing 20 people to 10,000+. The solution provides total control over the creation of working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security and has specifically been designed for multiple companies, each managing multiple sites.
Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.
WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.
If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.